ginger carrot cake overnight oats

Eat veggies for breakfast with overnight oats - Ginger Carrot Cake Overnight Oats | Vegan & Gluten Free

I’ve been all about the easy button lately in the kitchen. Whatever can save me time (and dishes), I’m all over it.

Do you ever feel that way?

If so, then this is the recipe for you. My Ginger Carrot Cake Overnight Oats can be prepared in five minutes, and then the fridge does the rest.

It’s great for busy professionals, students, parents, and anyone else who’s time is limited.

Ingredients for overnights oats - Ginger Carrot Cake Overnight Oats | Vegan & Gluten Free

Why Ginger Carrot Cake?

 

I was inspired after Ripple Foods did a food challenge on Instagram. The challenge was to create a recipe using their milk, plus oats, nuts, ginger and carrots.

As soon I read the description, I knew exactly what I was going to make.

Since I was already trying to save time in the kitchen, overnight oats were the clear choice. Not to mention you get in some veggies for breakfast.

Additionally, I love using ginger in my recipes. It has a potent anti-inflammatory effect.

Meaning it’s especially effective for reducing soreness after workouts. Since I workout on a daily basis, it was just one more way to sneak this wonderful ingredient into my food.

A jar of oats with carrots, ginger, nuts, and cinnamon - Ginger Carrot Cake Overnight Oats | Vegan & Gluten Free

Prep It

 

This meal could not be easier to prepare. The only hands-on work required is grating the carrot and ginger.

Other than that, simply add the ingredients into the jar and mix.

I recommend using the fine-grate for the carrots. It shreds them small enough to mix in nicely with the rest of the ingredients. 

Also, use quick cook steel cut oats. The texture will be softer and “chewier” rather than hard and “crunchy.”

Because let’s be honest, no one likes crunchy oats unless it’s in granola.

You can use any plant milk here, although for this recipe, I used Ripple Foods Unsweetened Original Pea Milk.

It is creamier than other almond milk brands, so keep that in mind for your own texture preferences.

Lastly, mix all the ingredients together in a 16 oz mason jar, stick in the fridge for at least four hours, but preferably overnight.

Jar overlay: How to make healthy overnight oats - Ginger Carrot Cake Overnight Oats | Vegan & Gluten Free

Eat It

 

When you’re ready to eat, mix it up, add chopped walnuts and shredded coconut.

If you prefer a more watery oat mixture, simply add a but of nut milk or water.

You also have the option of dumping it into a bowl or simply eating straight out of the jar (my preference).

Enjoy!

 

One Last Thing…

 

Here are a couple of more breakfast recipe inspirations for ya:

Oats in a jar with walnuts, cinnamon, and coconut - Ginger Carrot Cake Overnight Oats | Vegan & Gluten Free

ginger carrot cake overnight oats

ginger carrot cake overnight oats

Prep Time
Total Time 
5 minutes
4 hour 5 minutes*
Prep Time:
5 minutes
Total Time: 
4 hours 5 minutes
Servings:
1
Cuisine:
vegan
Category:
breakfast
Diet:
gluten free
Author:
plant based scotty

ingredients :

1 cup plant milk (unsweetened almond milk is a great choice)

1/2 large banana, mashed

1/4 cup carrot, finely grated

1/2 tsp fresh ginger, grated

1/2 tsp cinnamon

pinch of sea salt

top with :

chopped walnuts

dollop of nut butter

notes :

*While the oats will thicken in four hours, it’s best to let them sit overnight

**I highly recommend using quick cook versus regular steel cut oats. The texture of the oats will be “chewier”, rather than crunchy.

directions :

  1. Add all the ingredients into a 16oz mason jar. Mix and set in the fridge for a minimum of four hours (but preferably overnight).
  2. Mix before you eat, then top with chopped walnuts and shredded coconut. Enjoy!

notes :

*While the oats will thicken in four hours, it’s best to let them sit overnight

**I highly recommend using quick cook versus regular steel cut oats. The texture of the oats will be “chewier”, rather than crunchy.

Eat veggies for breakfast with overnight oats - Ginger Carrot Cake Overnight Oats | Vegan & Gluten Free
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8 Comment(s)

  1. Sheila
    March 27, 2019

    Thanks Scotty for always taking the time to provide us with simple, healthy and delicious recipes!

    1. Scotty
      March 28, 2019

      Sure thing Sheila!

  2. Lucie
    March 27, 2019

    I love carrot cake so this sounds delish 😋 Do you eat it cold straight out of the fridge or do you heat it up the next morning?

    1. Scotty
      March 28, 2019

      I love eating it cold, but you could definitely heat it up too

  3. Karina
    March 28, 2019

    This looks delicious! Now I know I’m allergic to banana and cinnamon, amongst others.. any ideas how to replace that in this recipe?

    1. Scotty
      March 28, 2019

      Great question. You can just omit the cinnamon (swap it for 1/4 tsp nutmeg + 1/4 tsp allspice). For the banana, I would swap it with 1 tbsp nut butter or just omit it alltogether.

  4. Jane Capps
    March 29, 2019

    Would it be ok to warm the overnight oaks up? I have tried the overnight thing and i just don’t like it cold.

    1. Scotty
      March 29, 2019

      Absolutely Jane! You can enjoy these both cold and warm.

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